In addition to a spectacular fourth quarter, AT&T took the time to address a primary issue in the minds of customers: the network.
The nation's second largest wireless carrier is working on backhaul renovations, 7.2 Mbps rollouts, and adding new carriers to existing cell sites in an effort to boost coverage in high-capacity areas. New York City and San Francisco, you weren't forgotten, as AT&T spent time touting improvements in 3G Voice Composite Quality Index over the past few months. Both cities have "performance objectives" that the company is working to attain.
Overall, dropped calls appear to have dropped (no pun intended) from 1.41 percent to 1.05 percent network-wide between December of 2008 and December of 2009. Given that the iPad is on its way, it makes sense that AT&T would be working quickly to address network issues.
Have you experienced improvements in your coverage? Sound off in the comments section!